Québec Government Doctoral Research Scholarships for Foreign Students 2022/2023

The program is open to international students who have an offer of admission to a doctoral program (Arc) at an institution taking part in the Doctoral Research Scholarships Program for Foreign Students (DE) of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et les technologies (FRQNT). The DE aims to stimulate international students’ interest in beginning or pursuing doctoral studies in Québec.



  • Meet all eligibility requirements on the competition closing date;
  •  Have been preselected by a Québec university;
  •  Not have obtained a Merit Scholarship for Foreign Students from the Ministère de l’Education de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec (MEES) or one of the Fonds de recherche du Québec;
  •  Not be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
  •  Not have submitted an application for permanent residence under Canadian immigration law.

In addition to the aforementioned criteria, applicants should note the following restrictions and administrative prerequisites:

Study program restrictions:

  •  The scholarship cannot be used for qualifying studies.

Selection Criteria: 

  • Only students who have been preselected by a Québec university may apply to the competition.
  • Universities may support two competition applications per year.
  • Candidate’s preselection is the sole responsibility of the university. Information on preselection deadlines is available In the Toolbox (See in Program webpage Link below).

Value of Scholarship: The maximum annual value of the doctoral research scholarship for international students is  $21 000. Within the eligibility period of twelve semesters or 48 months, a scholarship holder may receive a maximum of twelve installments for a total of 84 000 $. Each payment of up to 7 000 $ covers a period of four months or one semester. The 11th and 12th installments are conditional on the initial deposit of the thesis before the end of the 12th financed semester.

Application Deadline:  November, 2022

  • Deadline for universities to submit preselected applications: September  2022

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken at: Any Québec University in Canada

Fields of Research: The scholarships are aimed at foreign students who had been preselected by a Québec university and who wish to carry out their doctoral studies in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering fields. To be eligible, applicants must specialize in the following areas:

  •  Aerospace
  •  Information and communication technologies
  •  Health technologies
  •  Genomics
  •  Nanotechnologies

Duration of Award: 12 to 48months.

It is important to go through the Application instructions in the Scholarship Webpage (See link below) before applying.

Visit the Scholarship Webpage for details